On 100 Days, Trump has used Oval Office to Enrich Himself and his Family

Naked Trump Statute

Saturday April 29 marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency.  The one-pager on Tax reform is only the latest example of how Trump is using the presidency to personally enrich himself and his family — from promoting the First Lady’s beauty products on her White House bio to Maralago being promoted on the State Department’s website.  The tax reform goals will likely dramatically reduce the person tax burden on Trump and the Super Rich all the expense of the middle class and the poor — it’s a plan that would explode the deficit and turn the American government into Kansas on steroids.

Where are Congressional Republicans to call out this fraud?  Where are you Dana Rohrabacher?  Where are you Ed Royce?  Where are you Mimi Walters?  Where are you Darryl Issa?  Never has there been a bigger collection of political cowards in Orange County.  Shame on you all for not doing your jobs.

The New York Times spells it all out here:

The presidential sleaze involves everything from using public money to promote and enrich Trump properties to pay-to-play schemes that allow companies to buy influence at many levels. At its core is a nepotistic operation that puts family interests ahead of country.

Donald Trump’s presidency may look like a theater of incompetency: armada going in the wrong direction, forgetting what country he bombed but remembering what he had for dessert, major promises broken with a shrug.

But one thing Trump has accomplished in his first 100 days is ensuring that his family can use the vast reach of the federal government for private gain. By God, they seen their opportunities and they took ’em.

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Because the Trump White House is a business with the shades closed — the visitor logs no longer available to the public, the tax returns a dark secret — we cannot know how extensively the Trump clan is making foreign policy to help its holdings. The family has extensive entanglements in China, the Philippines and Turkey, to name just a few “conflicts.”

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It’s clear now that the reason Trump — in defiance of all ethical standards for the office — has refused to divest his business interests is that the levers of executive power directly help Trump Inc.

Imagine how Issa, Walters, Rohrabacher and Royce might react if President Obama had these entanglements?  If President Hillary Clinton appointed Chelsey Clinton to an “advisor to the president” role?
How’s that Russia investigation coming Issa?  Maybe Hillary Clinton should take credit for that so you’d investigate it.
Shameful for principled Republicans to be so silent.

  3 comments for “On 100 Days, Trump has used Oval Office to Enrich Himself and his Family

  1. Ltpar
    April 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Dan without question, you sink to a new low in quoting from the New York Times. Their rag is as much of a loser as is yours. Guess birds of a feather do flock together. I am not happy with our Republican Representatives in Congress because they sat around for eight years, whining about Obamacare, but did nothing to develop and have ready a better option. Add to that no work on a comprehensive Immigration Plan and no work on Tax Reform. For those omissions alone, they should all be fired. We elected President Trump to get a number of things done, cleaning up the mess left by Barack Obama. Not only has there been 100% no cooperation from Democrats, but establishment RINOS have also proved to be obstructionists. Granted President Trump is on a steep learning curve on how to survive the pit of vipers (Congress). It is time for him to take off the kid gloves and start playing hardball with Congress. He has done such things in the business world and can also do the same in politics. As to enriching himself, I could be wrong but isn’t he working without a salary?

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    April 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    The mess left by Obama? Right. You really do ignore evidence easily found don’t you?

  3. RHackett
    May 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    With this lack of deductive reasoning, does anyone believe he was in law enforcement?

    I know numerous police officers. None of them are as stupid as this guy.

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